According to Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans MHA Al Hawkins there is a bright future for young people in this industry over the coming years.If you are unsure what aquaculture is a quick Google search will tell you it is the rearing of aquatic animals or the cultivation of aquatic plants for food. In Newfoundland particularly the interest… Read More »
This is a short video about an amazing Land Based Contained Salmon Farm located at Alert Bay, B.C., on Cormorant Island, adjacent to north Vancouver Island. The ‘Namgis First Nation is proving that environmental protection and salmon production can go hand-in-hand with their low-impact, land-based Atlantic salmon facility. Their slogan “Protecting the environment, improving farming” certainly… Read More »
In Canada, salmon farmers building social license with First Nations The ties between the aquaculture industry in British Columbia and the First Nations communities on whose traditional territories those operations are located haven’t always been strong. But over the past decade-and-a-half, many of those relationships have improved, and when they have, they have often… Read More »
Published on 19 Feb 2014 by living Oceans Closed containment is the future of salmon farming in B.C. Sea lice infestations, farm waste, disease and escaped farmed salmon could be distant, unpleasant memories if the salmon farming industry switches from open-net cages to closed containment technology.
Closed System Aquaculture (CSA) is defined as:“Any system of fish production that creates a controlled interface between the culture (fish) and the natural environment.” 1Closed containment is a proven, viable technology, and is currently used to raise species such as tilapia, trout and salmon in Canada, the US and China. Whether sited on water or land,… Read More »
Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans and plants, is the world’s fastest growing food production sector and produces more than 50% of the global seafood supply. The global aquaculture industry, currently valued at over $144 billion, has consistently grown in terms of volume, increasing at an average of 8% annually in the… Read More »